It is important to read product labels to know the chemical content and heed any warnings regarding proper usage.
We have designed these pages to help you properly dispose of anything and everything.
There are hundreds of items listed alphabetically.
Click on the letter your item begins with and you will link to the appropriate page.
If you can't find your item, please call the Decatur County Solid Waste Management District office at 812-663-0960.

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Sandwich Baggies
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage. (Or wash and reuse.)


Sawdust

Unfortunately, not recyclable and may be placed in the garbage. In small quantities, it can be added to compost, but it is slow to break down. In some cases, it can be used as mulch. Sawdust can be used to dry out latex paint for disposal.


Scanners

These are accepted at our electronic recycling events throughout the year. Call 812-663-0960 for event dates or visit our website.  


Scrap Metal

For example: Bicycle, Riding and push mowers, rototiller, snowblower: Check with local metal dealers.


Sealant

This is a hazardous material and must be taken to one of our Tox-a-Way events. Please call 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.
Latex Sealant: This is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage, once it is dried out.


Sealed Lead Acid Batteries

This is a hazardous material and must be taken to one of our Tox-a-Way events. Please call 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.


Septic Tank Cleaner

This is a hazardous material and must be taken to one of our Tox-a-Way events. Please call 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.


Shampoo Bottles

Emptied and rinsed, the bottles are accepted at our recycling centers and by curbside recycling program.  Caps can remain on the bottle.


Sharps

The Decatur County Board of Health offers free containers for sharps. Please visit their location during business hours to receive a free container. Once the container is filled please bring it back to their location and they will give you a new one if needed.


Sheet Glass

Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.


Sheetrock

Gypsum board may be useful for a local farmer to spread on fallow fields. Otherwise, not reusable or recyclable. You may call local landfill or trash hauler for options.

Shoes

Charitable organizations (Salvation Army, Goodwill, local churches) will often accept shoes in good condition. Otherwise they are not recyclable and must be placed in the trash.


Shredded Paper

Accepted at one of our recycling centers and by curbside recycling programs.


Sinks

Landfill or transfer station. There may be a disposal fee. Consider donating used sinks in good condition to charitable organizations.

Smoke Detectors

You may bring this item to one of our Tox-a-Way events. Call 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.


Soap Bottles

Empty, rinse and recycle at our drop off recycling centers or through curbside pickup. Pumps should be removed and placed in the garbage.


Soda & Beer Cartons

Accepted at our recycling centers and by curbside recycling program.


Soda Bottles

Empty, rinse and recycle at one of our recycling centers or place for curbside pickup. You may leave cap on the bottle.


Solvents

This is a hazardous material and must be taken to one of our Tox-a-Way events. Please call 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.


Sporting Goods

Resell or donate if they are in good condition. Not recyclable.  


Spot Remover/Solvents

This is a hazardous material and must be taken to one of our Tox-a-Way events. Please call 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.


Stains
(oil-based)
This is a hazardous material and must be taken to one of our Tox-a-Way events. Please call 812-663-0960 for dates or visit our website.


Stains
(water-based)
Water-based stain is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage once the stain is dry.


Steel Cans

Empty, rinse and recycle at one of our drop off recycling centers or with curbside pickup.


Sticky Notes

Accepted at drop off recycling centers and by curbside programs.


Stove

Check with local scrap metal dealers.


Street Sand

May be placed in the garbage.


Styrofoam
(Polystyrene)
We are unable to recycle this product at this time. Please put in trash at this time.


Syringes & Needles

Do not place syringes or needles in the trash or recycling. Go to the Decatur County Board of Health to receive free containers and disposal.